Rick Caldwell Says “knowing they love me unconditionally just means that much more”

Name: Rick Caldwell City: Eau Claire Wisconsin | Instagram: @Zhuri4life

What does being a father mean to you?

Being a father means to me that I’ll always wake up and have three beautiful daughters wishing praying for me, knowing they love me unconditionally just means that much more.

Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.

my father wasn’t there for me growing up. I was always my mom, one day me and my dad went to Kohl’s because my mom told him he needs to start buying clothes and stuff for me so he took me there and I watched him steel clothes from Kohl’s.. he didn’t have it, so he did whatever he had to do

That happened when I was six years old, after that, I haven’t seen him. I begin to do good in high school with sports so when I went off to college, he reached out to me and he asked me if I was gonna give him a Cadillac because he wanted one when I was younger .. that shit toxic

What things/tools/gems did you take from your experience growing up into your Fatherhood journey today?

Things that I have learned is to always be patient and accept things that you normally don’t

Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey? If so, explain.

I have three baby mamas three different moms with kids. I have all girls.. I have been to jail so many times for Child Support I can’t count and I am 30. I don’t get to see my kids, but when I do, it’s always always love. I have to go to sleep every night knowing that they think about me and care about me, and want me in their life.. spent almost a year in jail this last year to come home to no house no car, no kids no clothes and I’m still here waking up every morning thank God and sometimes hoping that I don’t wake up, but how selfish would that be if I were to leave three princesses#fuckedup

What advice would you give other Fathers on their journey?

Really find someone special you care about when to spend your life with so that way you you never split up and you don’t have to worry about custody battles or losing your kids

If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?

Dear father, you didn’t teach me shit, you don’t reach out for shit if I was to ever die and you were still on this earth I honestly would not want you to come to my funeral as bad as that sounds I never needed you but I did need you when I was a kid I needed you to teach me things importance of life learning how to use tools but all I gotta say is I am better than nobody cause I don’t know how hard it was for you, but I know it’s easy to get somebody’s number and reach out to you always be my father, but I wish it wasn’t you, just because you wasn’t responsible because after you had me and my sister, you have four more kids love is love and I can’t get that love from you back


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